Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Action Replay Movie Review

*******Spoiler alert!*******

Bunty is against the institution of marriage as his parents are always fighting and have never had a peaceful day. Enter his girlfriend and her uncle (Randhir Kapoor) aka the time machine inventor, who oh so generously explains the secret that time travel is possible by travelling faster than the speed of sound (I almost fainted at this epiphany).

Bunty then goes home to see his parents talk divorce and decides to steal/borrow the time machine to fix his parents marriage! Going back, he sees his mother is a tom boy-Kajal dada, hum paanch style (what perfect casting with Ash I say!) and his father a cowardly douche, aptly nick named Najuk Kali and Kitchen Kumar.He then sets about improving or rather giving his father a personality (basically saying "Awaaz Niche" every 2 mins) and convincing mommy dear to display her feminine inner self! His mission is endangered by maternal granny's enmity against paternal grandfather and the former grandparent's stringent opposition to love marriage. After a typical scene of getting grandparents to accept his parents love, he returns to a present where parents are happily in love and proposes to girlfriend to live happily ever after!

For the duration of this monstrosity you rail against yourself for even attempting to watch this movie and vow never to step into a movie theatre again. The only bits I liked were:
  1. Aditya Roy Kapoor, the guy playing Ash & Akshay's son
  2. The joke "Malika Sherawat ne murder mein kapde pehne the?"
  3. The song "Zor ka Jhatka"
My advice is do not watch the movie, you will regret it. Rating is 1/5

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Golmaal 3 Movie Review

Golmaal.. Golmaal... Golmaal is back again!

Rohit Shetty returns with the third installment of this mindless comedy.. and mindless it is! with puns thrown in left, right and center. Lots of references to Mithun movies, characters, songs and dialogues.

Story is stolen a bit from Khatta Mettha (the old one), Golmaal (The original one of this series) and thankfully has a climax which does not involve everyone running behind a single object. Only difference is the sad emotional scene included, to throw in a bit of drama. Also Arshad Warsi doesn't "play Black-Black" in this sequel.

Cast is a mixture people from Golmaal, Golmaal Returns & All The Best. Ditto for the characters they play. Ajay Devgn/Devgan/WhicheverWayHeSpellItToday does this whole movie with a single expression that seems to say I am wasted for such a role! Warsi, Talpade & Khemu are bearable. Tushaar Kapoor has realised that "Mayo" was last season and so adds to the dumb routine with some funny movements. Kareena is very good in small bits but has over acted in 90% of the movie. Mithunda is brilliant, even doing his trademark dance step during a song. All others are competent.

If you can manage to not apply logic or sense to what you see and hear (which I did very easily :D ), you will find the movie to be a light hearted comedy that can be watched with the family. he movie definitely is much better than Golmaal Returns (Yawn!).

Soundtrack is hummable and included 2 iconic songs, a.k.a I am a Disco Dancer & Yaad aa raha hai.. Tera Pyaar.

Overall my rating is 3/5.